Wednesday, January 6, 2021

You Are Loved

 Hi there, sweet blog friends!  Welcome by today and thanks for visiting me as I share a card that I created for the new challenge (and the first of the new year) at Word Art Wednesday.  If you hopped along in our 1st Annual Winter Blog Hop, I thank you.  You'll want to stop by the Word Art Wednesday Blog to see all the names of our winners.  We're sure grateful for your participation.  The new challenge starting today is being sponsored by the AWESOME Taylored Expressions.  One lucky participant will win a generous $30 gift certificate to the wonderful Taylored Expressions Store.  How cool is that?
For today's card, I was unable to use the free word art/scripture (digital file) for this challenge because our home printer finally died.  And because I'm the only one who ever uses it (for this purpose), it hasn't been a high priority to replace.  With the craziness of Christmas, it just hasn't happened yet.  And for that reason, I decided to support our awesome sponsor, Taylored Expressions, by using some of their fun products.  I didn't realize it until I went to link the products; but sadly, this sweet stamp set I used, called In My Heart, has been retired.  But there are still OODLES of wonderful products at this amazing store.  The three hearts and the sentiment are all from this (retired) In My Heart Stamp Set from Taylored Expressions.
I stamped the three different hearts from this sweet stamp set, and I hand cut the two smaller hearts.  I used a Papertrey Ink heart die to cut the largest heart and another PTI die for the white border.  The heart die didn't fit perfectly, but it worked.  I used some super stash patterned paper from Recollections, did some machine stitching, added some Red Wrinkle Ribbon, an Ivory Open Rose, and some pretty stick pins.  That's about it.
By the way, the WINNER of the prize from my blog during the Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop is Denise Bryant.  Congrats, Denise.  My BONUS prize goes to MiamiKel for her sweet comment.  A big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us.  We would LOVE to have you all stop by and play along in the new Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  It's always more fun when YOU come play along.  Have a blessed week, everyone.


By the way......I'm linking up and playing along in these FUN challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #2101 - Anything Goes Sponsored by Newton's Nook

Dare2BArtzy Challenge - January/Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New - I got to use my NEW sewing machine on this project.  I also got some NEW thread (hope that counts as well).  I love machine stitching on my cards, and SO grateful for my new sewing machine.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something NEW - As explained above, I used my new sewing machine on this card, as well as some new thread that I got in my Christmas stocking.  I love machine stitching, and I'm super grateful for my new sewing machine.


  1. This is beautiful. I love the embellishments. [Bunny]

  2. Love the way your pretty card is layered, and the embellishments are so pretty!
    Happy to see that I was the winner from your blog on the hop! Thank you!

  3. What a lovely card, Karen. Lots of pretty layers and I really like the bow with the pin x

  4. A beautiful card full of love Karen.

  5. Your card is so beautiful!! Love the layering hearts and lace!

  6. Love your card Karen, and I do hopoe your printer is replaced soon :)
    Stay safe

  7. Karen, love your project! Made me smile! Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge this week! kReN@afourthlife. Join me at


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